All for one, and one for all. United we stand, divided we fall.” – Alexander Dumas “The Three Musketeers”
We are living in a time of great polarisations. Politicians are flagrantly fanning the flames of fear and the chasms of division in society, and the media is perpetuating the messaging under the guise of “reporting the news”. Everybody is blaming everybody else, and round we go. So, who actually bears the responsibility for this calamity? There is a two step answer to that question and it is the collective consciousness, that then comes down to our individual responsibility.
The causes on an individual basis are many, but the main culprit is our attachment to fear (you can find out more about fear in our podcast titled “Fear”). Some of the fuel of division that perpetuates our attachment to fear are:
- Lacking self-awareness
- Blame culture
- Disillusion with concept of control
As you may notice, the fuel of division is external to ourselves and only “allows” us to view others on a surface level.
The solution is, as many other times, to reflect inwards and see other at a depth to connect with their true essence to realise our similarities as opposed to our differences. Some of the key remedies against fear are:
- Practicing compassion and kindness
- Knowing what you can and can’t control and not worry about what you can’t control
- Understanding your power of choice
- Realising that you are responsible as much as anyone else
- Desire to show up as a role model.
If no desire to change exists then this information will not resonate with you. The process of change and starting to be able to incorporate these processes, begins with one or several questions; “Who am I?”, “What is my purpose?”, etc. Try it out.
The only way for the world to experience peace despite the perpetuation of division by religion, governments, politicians, businesses, etc. is for each of us to sit up and take notice and be the change we want to see and stop taking everything we are fed at face value, but to challenge our belief systems and the rules that we were given. Be a role model and plant seeds in the world for people to want to experience the peace that you experience.